senate Bill S2500

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loeffel Hazardous Waste Site

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 07, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 01, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2012 1st report cal.591
Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2011 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 23, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 18, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 17, 2011 1st report cal.682
Jan 24, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Apr 26, 2012 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2500
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2012

May 17, 2011 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S2500
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 17, 2011

S2500 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4491
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง49-0103, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4209, A7719

S2500 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a study of animals life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loeffel Hazardous Waste Site.

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BILL NUMBER:S2500

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to authorizing
a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loeffel Hazardous
Waste Site

PURPOSE:
This legislation will provide for a study of the marine,
amphibians and mammals inhabiting the area known as the Dewey Loeffel
Hazardous Waste Site and the surrounding environs.

PROVISIONS:
Section 1: The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new subdivision (i) to provide for the study of the impact of
contamination.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Dewey Loeffel State Hazardous Waste Site is located in southern
Rensselaer County and contains more than twice the contamination than
the infamous Love Canal waste site. It is estimated that more than
46,000 tons of toxic waste are buried in a failed capped landfill.

Remediation of this site has been ongoing for decades with no progress
made in preventing the contamination from seeping from the site and
contaminating additional properties. This contamination has also
impacted Nassau Lake and the surrounding watershed.

This toxic contamination has been documented to be present in area
fish which have been ingested by New Yorkers. There is currently a
"eat no fish" advisory in place for this area. It is believed that
this significant contamination has penetrated other aspects of the
food chain.

This bill would provide for a scientific analysis of the presence
of toxic substances in wildlife and would provide for a report to the
legislature and the governor of the specific findings of the study by
2011. This research would also assess the viability of further study
of the contamination.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT:
This legislation provides the opportunity for the
Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct the study with
existing staff.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2500

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  a study of animal life in the vicinity of the Dewey Loef-
  fel Hazardous Waste Site

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  49-0103 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. SUPERVISE AND/OR CONDUCT A  STUDY  OF  THE  MARINE,  AMPHIBIAN  AND
MAMMALS  INHABITING  THE AREA KNOWN AS THE DEWEY LOEFFEL HAZARDOUS WASTE
SITE AND THE ENVIRONS OF NASSAU LAKE, RENSSELAER COUNTY, FOR THE PURPOSE
OF SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF THE PRESENCE OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS AND  VOLATILE  ORGANIC  CONTAM-
INANTS  IN  SUCH  WILDLIFE.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, PREPARE A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR  AND  THE
LEGISLATURE  OUTLINING THE SPECIFIC FINDINGS OF SUCH STUDY AND ASSESSING
THE VIABILITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMILAR STUDY WHICH  SHALL  INCLUDE
THE RESIDENTS OF THAT AREA.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01433-01-1

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